by Kevin Bliss
On March 28, 2018, a federal district court entered a summary judgment order that held Humanism was in fact a faith group that must be recognized by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Kwame Jamal Teague, incarcerated at the Lanesboro Correctional Institution, continually asked prison ...
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- Washington State: Jail Phone Rates Increase as Video Replaces In-Person Visits, by Steve Horn, Iris Wagner
- Florida: Federal Prison Guard Sentenced for Accepting Bribe, by Monte McCoin
- Class-action Settlement in Mississippi “Debtors’ Prison” Case, by Derek Gilna
- Colorado Accused of Failing to Comply with Settlement in Mental Health Care Suit, by Derek Gilna
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- Humanism to be Recognized as Approved Faith in North Carolina Prisons, by Kevin Bliss
- Louisiana Jail Settles with DOJ Over HIV Discrimination, by Dale Chappell
- Rhode Island: Life-sentenced Prisoner is “Civilly Dead,” Cannot Pursue Tort Claim, by Christopher Zoukis
- Florida ICE Detention Center Restricts Detainees’ Observance of Ramadan, by Steve Horn
- Australian Woman Gives Birth in Cell After Guards Can’t Unlock the Door, by Monte McCoin
- Low Pay, High Staff Turnover Drive Texas Prison Guard Shortage, by Matthew Clarke
- Nebraska County, Jail Medical Provider Settle Suit Over Medication Denial for $10,000, by Matthew Clarke
- Iowa Prison Guard Wins $2 Million on Retaliation, Disability Accommodation Claims, by Edward Lyon
- New York: $100,000 to Settle Suit over Rape of Trans Prisoner Held in Men’s Prison, by Christopher Zoukis
- Lawsuit Over Prisoner Assault at Tennessee Jail Results in Settlement, Dismissal, by Kevin Bliss
- Ninth Circuit Modifies Deliberate Indifference Analysis for Pretrial Detainees’ Inadequate Medical Care Claims, by Matthew Clarke
- Landmark Stanford Prison Experiment Criticized as a Sham, by Steve Horn
- U.S. Marshals Capture Fugitive Former Prison Guard After 10 Years on the Run, by Monte McCoin
- Kentucky Reluctantly Returns to Prison Privatization
- New Jersey County Pays $95,000 to Female Lawyer “Wanded” Between Legs at Jail, by Christopher Zoukis
- Federal Jury Awards $6 Million to Epileptic Colorado Prisoner, but New Trial Ordered, by Matthew Clarke
- $10 Million Class-action Lawsuit Against Virginia Jail Results in $725,000 Settlement, by R. Bailey
- HRDC Files Censorship Suit Against New Mexico Jail; Court Orders Dismissal Based on Mootness, by Steve Horn
- Florida Lawyer Arrested for Jail Porn Escapades
- Two Former Oklahoma Death Row Prisoners Obtain $3.15 Million Settlement, by Derek Gilna
- Jury Awards North Carolina Prisoner $15,000 for Staff Sexual Assault
- Formerly Incarcerated Chef Plans to Revolutionize Ramen, by Steve Horn
- Kentucky Law Requiring Abused Spouse to Pay for Abuser’s Divorce Attorney Abolished
- Fifth Circuit Upholds Convictions of Louisiana Jail Staff for Failing to Stop Abuse, by Matthew Clarke
- North Carolina Fined $190,000 for Mismanagement of Prescription Medication, by Monte McCoin
- Arizona: Lawsuit Spurs Significant Reforms for Death Row Prisoners, by Derek Gilna
- Oregon County Pays $2.85 Million for Dehydration Death of Mentally Ill Jail Prisoner, by Dale Chappell
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- Editorial: The Case Against Florida’s Amendment 4 on Felon Voting Rights, by Paul Wright
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- The Secret World of Missouri DOC Internal Death Investigations, Nov. 6, 2018
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- How to File a Police Complaint, Oct. 31, 2018
- Second Circuit Rules Police Not Entitled to Qualified Immunity After Failing to Comply With Terms of Material Witness Warrant, Oct. 31, 2018
- Tennessee’s Death Penalty Laws Cruel and Arbitrary, Oct. 31, 2018
- News Probe: California Drug Deputies Target Latino Motorists, Oct. 30, 2018
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- Federal District Court Holds Ohio Prison Cannot Cut Rastafarian Prisoner’s Hair, Nov. 6, 2018. Religious Discrimination, Grooming Rules, RLUIPA, Religious Grooming.
- Florida ICE Detention Center Restricts Detainees’ Observance of Ramadan, Oct. 12, 2018. Religious Discrimination, Guard Brutality/Beatings, RLUIPA, Immigration, Religious Diet.
- Lawsuit Over Prisoner Assault at Tennessee Jail Results in Settlement, Dismissal, Oct. 12, 2018. Brain Injury, Crime, Eighth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, rights, Fifth Amendment.
- Ninth Circuit Modifies Deliberate Indifference Analysis for Pretrial Detainees’ Inadequate Medical Care Claims, Oct. 12, 2018. Drug/Alcohol Withdrawal, Medical Neglect/Malpractice, Fourteenth Amendment, rights.
- $10 Million Class-action Lawsuit Against Virginia Jail Results in $725,000 Settlement, Oct. 12, 2018. Drug/Alcohol Withdrawal, Eighth Amendment, Class Certification, Medical Neglect/Malpractice, Failure to Treat (Mental Illness), Fourteenth Amendment, rights.
- HRDC Files Censorship Suit Against New Mexico Jail; Court Orders Dismissal Based on Mootness, Oct. 12, 2018. PLN Litigation, Censorship, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, rights.
- Illinois Prisoner Loses Use of Force Suit on Evidentiary Rulings, Aug. 28, 2018. Guard Brutality/Beatings, Expert Witnesses, Fourteenth Amendment, rights.
- New York Man Falsely Arrested and Maliciously Prosecuted Settles Suit with Nassau County Officials, July 27, 2018. False Arrest, Fourth Amendment, rights, Fourteenth Amendment, rights.